As former Kiwi skipper Brendon McCullum predicted India will smoothly make it to the semi-finals with 8 wins, Mark Waugh disagreed with him on it and said the Men in Blue will struggle due to their weak middle order line-up.
The New Zealand power-hitter, who guided his team to the 2015 World Cup final, believes England and India will carve out their ways to semi-final easily with 8 wins each, while Australia will join the two with 6 wins.
McCullum predicted the race for the last knockout spot will be between New Zealand, West Indies, South Africa and Pakistan but wished for his home country to be favoured by luck.
Former Australian player Mark Waugh looked impressed with McCullum's analysis but disagreed with him on India's chances of making to the last four.
Mark Waugh felt India will struggle to qualify for the semi-finals based on the team's weak middle order and over dependency on skipper Virat Kohli and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah.
While many Indian fans might not be happy with Waugh's predictions but the Aussies' worry regarding India's middle-order stands true, given that the Indian side had not discovered their No. 4 batsman until their warm-up match against Bangladesh.
India will play its first match on 5th June against South Africa.